What's with the red motorcyle?
October 10, 2012 1:09 AM Subscribe
What's the story with the red motorcycle/porn spam on public Facebook pages?
posted by slightlybewildered to computers & internet (8 answers total)
On a few facebook pages I visit, for the past couple of months, a spammer will come and post a photograph of a red motorcycle. The spammer's profile picture is pornographic. Like, actual penis/mouth/bum photos.
The spammer sometimes appear to be an individual, but most often a recently created page, and will post once an hour or so, until the mod notices/deletes/blocks.
The trick is that because the motorbike isn't itself porn, anybody who clicks 'report' on that picture gets a reply from Facebook saying that the picture is fine. They make their profile picture unclickable on the page so you can't report it the picture itself.
Is this a known bot/exploit/behaviour of compromised accounts? I can't even figure out the point of it for the spammer. Just know it is upsetting a lot of people with the random dick picks on some page where people are just carrying on talking about their housework techniques and how to get mildew stains out of salmon lasagne or something.